Temperatures frequently surge in the PNW as athletic practices start and school-based programs return. Follow best practices to monitor student and staff health to prevent heat-related illnesses:

  1. Minimize the time in unshaded and paved areas from mid-day through late afternoon as temperatures rise.
  2. Check for signs of heat exhaustion, and provide cool water and shaded areas.
  3. Plan additional regular breaks and rest periods to prevent overexertion in hot weather conditions.

High heat also increases the risk of wildfires and smoke from fires.